Champion Mindset Open Water Swimming Tips

Courtesy of Champion Mindset Consulting. From the mid-1980's to the early 1990's, Shelley Taylor-Smith dominated the professional marathon swimming community as she was ranked No. 1 for 7 consecutive years by the World Professional Marathon [...]

A Champion’s Mindset In Murmansk

Courtesy of Nuala Moore from inside the Arctic Circle. 7-time world marathon swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith has trained for many things during her career: world championship races, circumnavigations around Manhattan Islands, solo marathon swims in [...]

March Madness In Murmansk, Part 2

Courtesy of WOWSA in Lapland Lake Semenovskoye, Russia. Shelley Taylor-Smith was a great marathon swimmer: she competed on the pro marathon swimming circuit and a fast English Channel crossing, she completed unprecedented marathon swims, she [...]

Swimming Around Manhattan Over The Past 100 Years

Swimming Around Manhattan Over The Past 100 Years History courtesy of navigator and Captain Tim Johnson, author of the History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming. The 100th anniversary of the first circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island [...]

Chloë McCardel Is Ready, Set To Go A Really Long Way

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Following along the courageous, hard-nosed wake of her Australian predecessors like Annette Kellerman, Susie Maroney, Linda McGill, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Tammy van Wisse, Melissa Cunningham, and Penny Palfrey, 29-year-old Chloë [...]

Pioneers Honoured At The Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pioneers who were honored at the 2014 International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held on the Isle of Bute in Scotland included George Young (represented by Catalina Channel [...]

Swimming Around The Earth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles or 40,075 km. It would take a lifetime to swim the equivalent of this distance, but it is [...]

Historical Revolution: The Feminine Code Of Achievement

Historical Revolution: The Feminine Code Of Achievement Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What would have happened to Larisa Ilchenko, Keri-Anne Payne, Haley Anderson, Éva Risztov, Martina Grimaldi, and Angela Maurer if Shelley Taylor-Smith had [...]

Sandra Bucha Inducted In The ISHOF

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sandra Bucha was honored last weekend by the International Swimming Hall of Fame as one of its relatively few Honor Open Water Swimmers. In the world of professional marathon [...]

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